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Omarosa joins Celebrity Big Brother cast

Omarosa Manigault Newman will be one of the many stars who will appear on Celebrity Big Brother next week.

The new gig was announced in a promo video that played just before the Grammys Awards began Sunday night. News of her reality TV return was also shared on her Twitter account. 

‘Catch @Omarosa in the @CBSBigBrother house The First US Celebrity Edition!’ the tweet read. 

 

Omarosa Manigault Newman will be one of the many stars who will appear on Celebrity Big Brother next week

The new gig was announced in a promo video that played just before the Grammys began Sunday night. She's pictured with now-president Donald Trump in April 2013 during the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice red carpet event

The new gig was announced in a promo video that played just before the Grammys began Sunday night. She’s pictured with now-president Donald Trump in April 2013 during the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice red carpet event

She's pictured, left, in January 2013 at the All Star Celebrity Apprentice breakfast session

Omarosa pictured during the Apprentice Finale Party

News of her reality TV return was also shared on her Twitter account. She’s pictured, left, in January 2013 and, right, during The Apprentice Finale Party

Omarosa will join Shannon Elizabeth, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Chuck Liddell, Metta World Peace, and lots more.   

The first episode’s set to air on February 7. 

Last Monday, Omarosa signed with a speakers bureau and will begin asking for up to $50,000 a speech, according to TMZ. 

Omarosa, the reality TV villain turned White House aide, signed with the American Program Bureau, which represents celebrities including Goldie Hawn and Rob Lowe and political types including Sarah Palin. 

‘Since it’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month, I’m sure Omarosa will be in high demand, as she has always been,’ American Program Bureau’s founder Robert P. Walker told TMZ. 

Omarosa (pictured with Trump in October 2017), the reality TV villain turned White House aide, signed with the American Program Bureau, which represents celebrities including Goldie Hawn and Rob Lowe and political types including Sarah Palin

Omarosa (pictured with Trump in October 2017), the reality TV villain turned White House aide, signed with the American Program Bureau, which represents celebrities including Goldie Hawn and Rob Lowe and political types including Sarah Palin

Omarosa is photographed during the first week of the Trump administration entering the Brady Press Briefing Room. Manigault Newman signed a deal Monday with the American Program Bureau, where she hopes to command $50,000 a speech

Omarosa is photographed during the first week of the Trump administration entering the Brady Press Briefing Room. Manigault Newman signed a deal Monday with the American Program Bureau, where she hopes to command $50,000 a speech

Omarosa is escorted to her seat on January 20, 2017, President Trump's inauguration day. When the White House initially announced her departure, it was slated for January 20, 2018 

Omarosa is escorted to her seat on January 20, 2017, President Trump’s inauguration day. When the White House initially announced her departure, it was slated for January 20, 2018 

Black History Month is celebrated in February, while Women’s History Month is marked in March. 

Walker told the online publication that his firm’s goal is to book at least 10 appearances starring Omarosa over the next three months.

Omarosa first met the now-president when she appeared on his show ‘The Apprentice’ in 2004, making additional appearances during the program’s seventh and thirteenth seasons. 

She was one of the few black women to campaign heavily for Trump when he announced his White House ambitions in 2015. 

And she followed her old boss to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January 2017 when he was sworn in. 

The former director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison would likely command an even larger sum if she decided to spill the beans on what she saw working for Trump during the first 11 months of his administration.

Omarosa was on the government’s tab until January 20, but had physically left the White House a month before.

On December 13, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Omarosa was leaving her post to ‘pursue other opportunities’.

A White House official told NBC News the former reality TV star had had a ‘nice’ and ‘very cordial’ conversation with the president before Huckabee Sanders’ announcement was made. 

President Trump (right) grabs the shoulder of Omarosa (left). The two met each other in 2004 when she appeared on Trump's show 'The Apprentice'

President Trump (right) grabs the shoulder of Omarosa (left). The two met each other in 2004 when she appeared on Trump’s show ‘The Apprentice’

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (left) chats with Omarosa  (right), who had served as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison until December

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (left) chats with Omarosa  (right), who had served as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison until December

However, sources later said that on the evening of December 12 that Omarosa had been informed by Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly that her White House tenure was over.

Omarosa had to be escorted off White House grounds as she tried to storm Trump’s residence in the executive mansion to protest. 

Trump finalized the firing by tweeting the evening of December 13: ‘Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.’   

Omarosa has kept a low profile since, as Huckabee Sanders had noted that the ex-Apprentice villain would be officially be done at the White House on January 20, a year after Trump’s inauguration.

She hasn’t tweeted a single time and has posted only one time on Instagram, uploading a photo of herself and her mom on her mother’s birthday.  



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